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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The following is a list of graduate school opportunities within the College of Natural Resources. This list is not reflective of all graduate school opportunities within the CNR.  
  • Environmental Education/Interpretation Graduate Assistantship - Schmeeckle Reserve

  • The Schmeeckle Reserve Graduate Assistantship provides opportunities to teach and mentor undergraduate students, and to learn more about managing a visitor center and supervising staff, while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a 20-hour per week position that runs from August 24, 2015 to May 20, 2017. Click here for the complete position description.

    Requirements:
    ·         Undergraduate degree in natural sciences, environmental education, interpretation, natural resources management, parks and recreation, or a related field.
    ·         Minimum two years of practical experience in the environmental education/interpretation field, preferably at a recreational site such as a park, nature center, visitor center, museum, zoo, etc.
    ·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    ·         Ability to plan and work both independently and as part of a team.
    ·         Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
    ·         Must work at Schmeeckle Reserve during summer of 2016 (requirement of the assistantship).
    ·         Must meet all minimum graduate student requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources.
    ·         Skills preferred but not required include: supervisory experience, graphic design (using Adobe software), website design and maintenance, financial planning/budgeting.

To Apply...

By February 6, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to:

Dr. Brenda Lackey
800 Reserve Street
College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI  54481

By February 16, complete the UW-Stevens Point graduate application process details can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx 

For More Information: If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Dr. Brenda Lackey, associate professor of environmental education and interpretation or Ron Zimmerman, director of Schmeeckle Reserve. 

  • WCEE Graduate Assistantship - Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin 

The primary responsibility of this graduate assistantship will be to study green and healthy schools, identifying the current status and future needs of schools and the program. Additionally, the graduate assistant will work to identify how the application allows us to measure environmental literacy. The graduate assistant will be responsible for developing, implementing, analyzing and reporting on the status of Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin and on the evidence of environmental literacy across the state. Click here for the complete position description.  

To Apply... 

By February 2, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to Dr. Becca Franzen at bfranzen@uwsp.edu  

By February 16, complete the UW-Stevens Point graduate application process details can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx 

For More Information:

If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Dr. Becca Franzen at
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Graduate Assistantship

    • The CWES Graduate Assistantship is a unique opportunity for those interested in gaining teaching, mentoring and supervisory experience in the environmental education field while pursuing a Masters in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a two-year commitment.  The next graduate assistantship will begin in May of 2015.  During the academic year, graduate assistants assist course instructor(s) in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the 4-credit NR 376/576 Practicum in Environmental Education and the 12-credit NR 482 Practicum in Environmental Education/Interpretation courses.  Both are taught at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. In addition, the graduate assistant will work as the Assistant Summer Camp Director their first summer and Summer Camp Director their second summer.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Quinn, Program Manager, at 715-346-2705. 

      Requirements: 

      ·         Undergraduate degree in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Education, or related field

      ·         Minimum 1 year experience working full-time in a related field and/or multiple summer internships/experiences in a related field

      ·         Must meet all minimum graduate student requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources

      To Apply...

      By February 16, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to:

      Tom Quinn
      Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
      10186 County Road MM
      Amherst Junction, WI 54407


      By February 16, complete the UW-Stevens Point graduate application process details can be found at:www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx 

      For More Information: If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Tom Quinn, CWES Program Manager, at 715-346-2705.
       

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